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  1. Hey, I'm Daniel and if you haven't followed me before, my standard intro is in the spoiler: My newest destination in my nomadic life is Oxford (UK), where I'll be working as a Engineering & Coding tutor, similar to last year. This time I'll be there for 6 weeks, so I'm making this a 6-week challenge with 15 stat points available, like the 2014-2015 NF challenges were. Things I care about this challenge: Mindfulness: ooh, something new! I have very little experience in meditation and don't need it for stress relief etc., but almost every successful person I know meditates and says it's helpful, so I want to give it a serious effort. I'll do a mindfulness or meditation exercise every day, for minimum 10 minutes, and experimenting with different ideas. Wim Hof Method does not count for this. I have some ideas, but please recommend me meditation/mindfulness ideas, especially relating to improving focus Handstands: Oxford is a wonderland of lawns, so it would be rude not to use the opportunity to get back into hand-balancing Gymnastics rings: I've used these once in the last 9 months, but now's a good time for levers and muscle-ups and torturous ab contorture! Wim Hof Method: I''m convinced I'm getting some benefits from this, so I'll continue Sleeping more: I'm sure I don't give myself enough rest, and setting bedtime goals was very helpful in various other challenges Professional work: I'm looking for jobs, and building up my portfolio, but quite passively. If I want to try the real Digital Nomad lifestyle, rather than just backpacking with my laptop, I need to be more proactive with this. I'll continue with the Kaggle competition from last challenge as part of this Mental calculation training: my next competition is on the 20th August, so I need to resume training! My biggest problem currently is in losing focus, and I'm wondering whether some mindfulness techniques may help with this Goal #1: daily schedule: Wim Hof breathing Wim Hof cold shower mindfulness 4+ fruit/veg in bed before midnight 2 MP (any training equivalent to a moderate session) 3 MP (any substantial focused training) 3h00 of work 4h30 of work I'll be doing some volunteer teaching work and activities while I'm in Oxford. Time spent on this will only count for half. Work must be focused without e.g. Facebook distractions. Work must be on the Kaggle competition, another portfolio item that I'll mention here, or anything that I'm getting paid for. Calculation training, job searching etc. do not count. Wim Hof breathing must be for a total retention of 5+ minutes (usually that's 2 rounds) and the cold shower must be 1+ minute at the end as cold as possible. Meditation must be 10+ minutes taken seriously. From past experience it's not reasonable to do really everything every day (need to recover from training, exciting things are happening and I'm too busy, etc.) so the rules are as follows: Challenge runs for 40 days from 2nd July until the 10th August 0.25 points every day I achieve 8/9 items on the list I get 20 fake MPs and 10 fake hours of work I can use to fill in gaps wherever I want during the 40 days Every day I get 9/9 I get a pass on any item on any future day... so e.g. if I get 9 on day 10 and day 12, then on day 13 I get pretend my 6/9 is a 8/9 and win that day Total points: 0.25 x 40 = 10 points Goal #2: achievement list: handstand: for 10 seconds (to get back to previous standard) handstand: for 30 seconds (to get a new record) static handstand: for 10 seconds (to work on a weakness) handstand walk: in figure-of-eight (longstanding goal) ring dips: 15 gymnastics rings: any new move #1 gymnastics rings: any new move #2 running goals: [TODO] up to 2 goals based on what distances will be convenient to train Kaggle competition: top 40% / top 30% / top 20% / top 10% finding work: £300 / 3k estimated lifetime value portfolio work: [TODO] up to 4 goals depending what I decide to work on calendar dates: new record of 65 / 68 / 70 in a minute Mind Sports Olympiad: complete strategy for August 21st Mental Calculations World Championship Wim Hof ice bath: arrange one (probably impractical) There are 24 available points here, and I'll score up to a maximum of 20 - most of them are difficult so it'll be a miracle if I get anywhere near close to that! Total points: 0.25 x 20 = 5.00 points Hoping for a useful challenge! Good luck everyone